Knauf Insulation has opened a €15 million Glass Mineral Wool recycling facility in Visé, Belgium.

It said the facility will pave the way for an exciting new recycling service for the construction and deconstruction industry.

Around 85,000 tonnes of Glass Mineral Wool waste are generated every year in France, while in Belgium and the Netherlands the figure is around 30,000 tonnes with 26,000 tonnes of that total coming from demolition.

Rather than being landfilled or incinerated, the new facility will take back this waste and transform it into new Glass Mineral Wool as part of Knauf Insulation’s new service known as Resulation

Resulation will also recycle production off-cuts from Knauf Insulation’s Visé Glass Mineral Wool site using a dedicated production line and furnace at the plant.

Dominique Bossan, Member of the Knauf Group Management Committee, said: “The new facility is an important step towards achieving Knauf Insulation’s commitment to generate zero waste to landfill by 2025 as part of the company’s For A Better World sustainability strategy.

“However, as well as demonstrating how our company is walking the talk when it comes to delivering a circular economy, it also provides customers with an efficient, effective, one-stop alternative to landfill or incineration.

“That is good for business, good for our customers and great for the planet.”

Pictured (from left): Marc Bosmans (Group Sustainability Director, Knauf Insulation), Mark Leverton (Managing Director Western Europe, Knauf Insulation), Viviane Dessart (Bourgmestre of Visé, Belgium), Olivier de Wasseige (Managing Director of the Walloon Enterprise Network (UWE), Belgium), David Ducarme (Group Chief Operating Officer, Knauf Insulation), Olivier Douxchamps (Plant Manager Visé, Belgium, Knauf Insulation)